SNL star and writer Kyle Mooney and Dave McCary discuss the jump from live TV to making their first feature film, Brigsby Bear.
02 Aug 2017
The comedy gods bestowed on late night television the Trump tapes; all stepped up and answered the challenge.
18 Oct 2016
Despite the drunken antics and sexist attitudes of their fellow cast members, it’s the women who brought the laughs in Saturday Night Live’s second Christmas special
13 May 2016
Live from New York it’s Saturday Night Live (albeit broadcast one week later, with French subtitles on an obscure cable channel)!
23 Feb 2016
The attacks of 9/11 may have caused a noticeable shift in the lyrical content of musicians and even sonic changes in the short term, but, in the end, normalcy finds a way to settle in.
02 Mar 2015
If you aren't familiar with Hozier, listen to "Take Me to Church" now because his tour is already selling out and he just released his first self-titled album ahead of his Saturday Night Live debut.
10 Oct 2014
Do you think NBC's flagship, iconic series is racist for not having any African-American women in its cast this season? Think again.
05 Nov 2013
When America chose Nixon over Paulsen at the polls, it ushered in a president that many consider one of the most humor-challenged in modern history.
02 May 2013
Last night Mumford & Sons played two songs on 'SNL' ahead of their release of 'Babel' this week. But the highlight was their skit where instead of playing Americana guys, they went back to their homeland for inspiration in portraying the Beatles.
23 Sep 2012
Why are there so many American police procedurals on French TV? Is it because French women have a massive crush on David Caruso? This and other hypotheses come to mind...
21 Aug 2012
This week Flash Points looks at the Penn State cover-up and examines the way powerful people typically go to great lengths to cover their collective asses. We also examine rape culture and the ethics of rape jokes.
Steven Aoun and Sarah Boslaugh
26 Jul 2012
Hannibal Buress is blowing up: a new special on Comedy Central, a show on Adult Swim, and -- of course -- answering PopMatters' 20 Questions, revealing why he may wear the same pair of jeans for two weeks, wonders what a conversation with a drunken President Obama would be like, and how he'd love to see what cell phones would like like 50 years in the future . . .
30 May 2012
Whereas Richard Pryor used autobiography for his comedy of social dissent, George Carlin aimed his critical lens outwards, to reflect upon a world of greed and self-delusion.
10 May 2012
Sinéad's never going to play the game or be someone who has finally "learned her lesson", so forget it. Here’s someone whose career was derailed for being blasphemous. Well, as it turns out, she was right. It’s time to offer our apologies.
26 Feb 2012
Despite their longevity, the SNL home video producers have never quite taken full advantage of the of the DVD format.
27 Jul 2010
This collection showcases an outdated show's attempts to effectively utilize a "crazy black guy" to produce laughs, and proves that 30 Rock is far more suitable for the task.
14 Jul 2010
Television viewers root for performers like Gabourey Sidibe and Betty White, of course. How could they not? And that is the point. They can’t not root for them, even if "rooting" for a performer gets in the way of being entertained.
17 Jun 2010
A complex community of personalities radiates around the main subject and a detailed, varied portrait inevitably appears.
16 Jul 2009
The hit-and-miss eclecticism that can make marathon viewing a chore is also exactly what completists crave from these sets.
03 Jun 2008
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